McAfee Takes Another Crack at NAC
McAfee broadens its reach in regard to network access control, announcing a new NAC software module and plans for an NAC appliance. The NAC Module for Network Security Platform is integrated with the McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator management platform. The announcement was made during McAfee's Focus security conference in Las Vegas.McAfee is taking another shot at network access control with a new module for its Network Security Platform and plans for a new appliance. The announcement, made at the company's Focus security conference in Las Vegas, held Oct. 20 to 23, significantly broadens McAfee's network security portfolio. The McAfee NAC Module for Network Security Platform is available now. When the McAfee NAC Appliance is released-it is slated to hit the streets in early 2009-the company will be able to offer an answer to access control that is both hardware- and software-based.
Though the company is heralding its technology as third-generation NAC, the main draw for customers may be its integration with the McAfee ePO (ePolicy Orchestrator) management platform, part of McAfee's Unified Secure Access approach.